Durham: History, Culture and Identity

Matthew Holford

in Border Liberties and Loyalties

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780748632787
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651405 | DOI:
Durham: History, Culture and Identity

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This chapter outlines the privileges of the liberty, the structure of its landed society and its relations with the ‘state’. It then focuses on the historical traditions associated with the liberty, the ‘imagined communities’ they nurtured, and how they helped the liberty's privileges to be maintained and developed.

Keywords: liberty; privileges; landed society; state; imagined communities

Chapter.  19502 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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